Visa Recipients

  • LAZAREFF, Hélène née GORDON P
    Age 30
  • LAZAREFF, Pierre P
    Age 33
  • LAZAREFF, Roger Boris P A
    Age 35 | Visa #2549
  • LAZAREFF, Simone A
    Visa #2548
  • RAUDNITZ, Michèle

About the Family

The visas for this family were issued by Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux on June 21, 1940. Roger LAZAREFF was a French journalist, playwright and television personality who assumed the name Roger FÉRAL. His brother Pierre was also a journalist and television producer. Hélène GORDON-LAZAREFF was a journalist and the founder of Elle magazine. They crossed into Portugal. Pierre LAZAREFF and Hélène GORDON-LAZAREFF subsequently sailed on the Quanza from Lisbon to New York in August 1940.

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Page of Sousa Mendes Visa Registry Book listing this family and others - Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs archives, Lisbon